Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mr. Holmes: The new 007

What do you expect when you go to see a Sherlock Holmes movie?
Sherlock Holmes of course! The character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Well, what you get is not Conan Doyle's Holmes, but Guy Ritchie's Holmes, the reinvented Holmes. He is one funny guy who does action stunts, boxing, has six pack abs, is messy, witty, and wierd at times. But, entertaining nevertheless :)

We get to see London in those times, a very lovable Dr. Watson, a sexy Sherlock Homes, good cominc timing, 2 women who are a mere distraction, and some black magic! Yea, its quite a mix that Guy Ricthie created...he got Holmes and mixed it with a bit of magic from Harry Potter and  to make the girls go aah ooh put in a bit of sexiness in Holmes, and then added the James Bond effect to it...and voila you have the new age action hero- Sherlock Holmes vying for your attention...which he does get!

Well, I did enjoy the movie, but it kept hurting me in parts that this was not the Holmes I came looking for. But, yes I still did get engaged and disengaged too at times. This was Guy Ritchie's 007 movie and back home in desi land...i could pass this off even as an Akshay Kumar action flick.

My feeling - if you grew up reading and admiring Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, this movie might disappoint you. But, if you are up for some experimentation and fun, you could come out like a happy camper after this 'cool' Guy Ritchie flick!


The Bald Guy said...

Oooh you've seen it already! And I am not getting any time off work to go anywhere! Boo Hoo!

M@ria said...

yup..done this and Ishqiya last wknd...Dont wanna comment about Ishqiya...not a Vishal Bhardwaj fan!

thakur said...

hey I feel like something stolen
last month I was in mumbai and few of my friends spoke exactly same words
the six pack
james bond
and the second last para
well I am feeling like reading one of these novels.

M@ria said...

@thakur - u see the movie you will have the excat same words to say :) Some of my friends say the same too! Its just too different from the Sherlock in the books.
Read one of those books...and you will appreciate the diiferences.

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